How my home's Zestimate got me the deal of a lifetime

  • The Zestimate on my home was significantly lower than the initial asking price.
  • After I bought it, I tweaked my home's details and noticed that the amount the Zestimate increased was very close to the amount that the home price fell before it sold.

When I saw that Zillow had unveiled a new Owner Dashboard yesterday, I was personally thankful for the timing. Had an initiative like this been unveiled last summer, you see, I might still be looking for a home to buy instead of comfortably settled in the perfect place. Because the previous owners of my house might have heard about the campaign, claimed their home and thus put it permanently out of my reach.